Lately, I have been paying more attention to what I eat and reading labels like never before. As one gets older, sugar, salt and fats, can begin to cause gastric distress. My mother would always emphasize the importance of eating slowly, chewing your food completely and focusing on enjoying your meal. She hated fast foods…
Mindful of Flowers
Today my mindfulness exercise was to focus on my garden and observe the new blooms. I often sit and draw flowers, leaves and even tree trunks. I had just planted some pansies, also called heartease. I read that some people believe that pansies enhance clairvoyance and heals grief. I love pansies simply because they are…
How to Have a Mindful Day
It is important to set some time each day to exercise mindfulness. Our busy lives get in the way of paying more attention to what really matters. “Mindfulness is being fully present and aware of your actions at every moment.” Therefore, the more you practice being fully in the present moment the more you will…
Quote on Mindfulness
“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
There are times when the craziness of what happens in the world gets me into an unmindful state. The drawing here depicts how that state may look like.
We share the same diversity
We share the sun We share the need to quench our thirst We share the awe of when we watch a full moon We share the lakes, rivers, oceans We share the same emotions We are more the same than different. If you think about it We share the same things in our planet We…
Learning to Know Yourself
“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” -Tao te Ching A few years ago I attended a writer’s conference and during one of the workshops we were asked to write an “I am” poem. I remember feeling a little shy and frankly horrified. What would I write? I did not…
Contemplation and Mindfulness
“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts drift to far-off matters some part of the time, for some other part I lead them back again to the walk the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, to myself.” –…
Where are you going?
My mother always answered that question a tad sarcastically. I guess she figured we as children had no business asking her where she was going. Her response was in Spanish and it may also be that the question itself may be interpreted differently when asked in Spanish. Her response, “To be old” (in Spanish –…
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